The Mohawk Lodge Bellevue, Toronto ON June 18
Published Jun 19, 2011Ryder Havdale and his band the Mohawk Lodge celebrated the seventh year anniversary of their label, White Whale Records, the only way they know how: with a low-key grassroots performance from a Kensington Market street corner. Performing in the blazing sun to White Whale artists like Eamon McGrath, diehard supporters and some curious onlookers, the trio treated their set like a well-deserved victory lap, with Havdale repeatedly thanking those in attendance for their continued love and support. The trio were augmented by a trumpet player whose horn lines went a long way to filling out the band's sound, particularly on some of the more epic numbers from last year's Crimes. In a week filled with young bands desperately begging for your attention, the Mohawk Lodge's laid-back confidence was a welcome relief.